Women’s Empowerment Internships Abroad

Join the fight for gender equality.

As you’ve grown up and become aware of global issues, you know and feel troubled by the gender inequality women around the world experience. You don’t want anyone to face gender discrimination or struggle to get what they need to live the life they want. You have the power to do something – join the mission for women’s empowerment with GVI and dozens of local organisations across the world.

Overview

What does a women’s empowerment internship look like?

On your women’s empowerment internship, you’ll join GVI’s team, your fellow interns, and our expert local partners to affect change right where the community requires it.

A GVI women’s empowerment internship offers you:
  • Hands-on field training for sustainable development, teaching, and conducting workshops.
  • Real-world experience working with women in disadvantaged communities.
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) training.
  • Comprehensive staff mentorship, feedback and evaluation on an individual, self-directed project.
  • Development of collaborative, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills with our GVI Leadership Course.
  • A professional recommendation for future employers upon completion of the course.
  • The potential for field employment following your internship.

 

Speak to one of our program experts for more details on our women’s empowerment internship programs.

Our programs

Internship
Community Development Internship in Ghana
Internship
Community Development Internship in Costa Rica
Research Fellowship
Women’s Empowerment Research Fellowship in Nepal
Internship
Gender Equality Internship in Cambodia
Internship
Global Health Internship in South Africa
Internship
Gender Equality Internship in Nepal
Internship
Women’s Empowerment Internship in Cambodia
Internship
Gender Equality and Health Education Internship in Ghana
Research Fellowship
Education Research Fellowship in Cambodia
Internship
Community Development Internship in Cambodia
Internship
Gender Equality for Girls Internship in Ghana
Internship
Women’s Empowerment Internship in Nepal
Internship
Women’s Empowerment Internship in South Africa
Professional Apprenticeship
International Development Apprenticeship in Fiji
Professional Apprenticeship
Community Development Professional Apprenticeship in Costa Rica
Professional Apprenticeship
Community Development Professional Apprenticeship in Cambodia
Included in your program, at no extra cost

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Learn to cook traditional Cambodian dishes
Visit the Lotus Textile Farm by tuk-tuk
Visit the Lotus Textile Farm by tuk-tuk
Join a blessing ceremony with monks
Join a blessing ceremony with monks
Watch Phare, Cambodia's internationally renowned circus
Watch Phare, Cambodia's internationally renowned circus
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Visit one of Siem Reap's floating villages
Attend a pottery class
Attend a pottery class
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Learn how HeroRATs detect landmines
Experience a traditional massage treatment
Experience a traditional massage treatment
Locations

Join a women’s empowerment project abroad

Our women’s empowerment internship programs run in:

 

Unforgettable travel experiences with purpose

Every one of our locations is majestic. Partnering with community members during your women’s empowerment internship program means meeting experts, colleagues, friends and neighbours through your work. This is where you’ll find community and like minds, and where fellow participants become family. 

Finding your purpose while experiencing a community’s culture and customs in some of the world’s most precious and spectacular places makes for an unforgettable adventure.

While each GVI base offers a unique experience, some highlights include:

Ghana

Our interns live and work alongside the community in Kokrobite, a small fishing village on the western coast of Ghana’s Greater Accra region. Join them and you’ll help design and lead workshops on bodily autonomy – including health care, reproductive rights and consent, and business and microenterprise for women. You’ll also focus on your own self-directed project focused on gender equality.

Nepal

Interns in Pokhara, a city on Phewa Lake in central Nepal, live life flanked by breathtaking mountains – this is the gateway to the Himalayas, and a lakeside city on the routist route. Our women’s empowerment internship is partnered with SASANE, a survivor-led organisation who supports survivors of human trafficking. You can run workshops in a range of areas including English, maths and preventative healthcare. You’ll also assist with career development through teaching resume writing and providing vocational support.

Madagascar

Our Madagascar participants are based on biodiversity-rich Nosy Be island, where some of Earth’s most endangered plants and wildlife exist. Women’s empowerment interns here get involved in a range of activities that are vital to the community, including helping with menstrual health education and care kits, and supporting women textile business owners and coffee producers with English lessons and day-to-day needs.

Browse all women’s empowerment internship programs.

Careers

Build a career in women’s empowerment with us

Our passionate interns focus on empowering women and girls from underserved communities around the world. They do this through joining programs in educational enhancement, healthcare education, and social enterprise and income initiatives. 

Women’s empowerment internships: Expertise matched with soft skills training

Successfully completing your women’s empowerment internship means you will have gained hands-on practical experience and leadership skills, managed your own international travel, and immersed yourself in new languages and cultures. 

The value of experience

The purpose of your women’s empowerment internship is without a doubt to contribute to a mission that is bigger than yourself. This is your life and your chance to help affect real change for women in the world, and you can make that purpose last for the long run in your career. 

Your women’s empowerment internship is also hugely valuable on your resume as you enter university or the job market, or prepare for a career change. 

It speaks to the quality of your soft skills – you can cope in new and challenging situations, adapt quickly and independently, and you are invested in being an active global citizen. All of this, paired with the expertise you acquire in women’s empowerment itself, helps set you apart as you seek a university placement or professional role.

The skills most needed in the world today

Women’s empowerment internship programs can lead to careers in: 

  • economy 
  • law 
  • education
  • women’s rights policy. 

 

There are few industries not impacted by gender inequality and this experience gives you highly transferable and sustainable skills to meet the global challenge. 

If you are a student and interested in our women’s empowerment internship, be sure to enquire here about receiving academic credit for your program.

You can also chat to one of GVI’s alumni over here. We’ll do our best to pair you with an alum who shares some of your background or interests and who has completed an internship program that appeals to you.